Today marks the 125th birthday of famed British novelist Agatha Christie, a pioneer of detective fiction.
By Corinne Segal
A 1914 manuscript that formed the early basis for J.R.R. Tolkein's works of epic fantasy will be widely published for the first time this summer.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction this morning released its longlist of 13 titles that will compete for the world's most prestigious award for fiction written in English.
In "Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen," Mary Norris recounts a life of grammatical grief and glory as a copy editor for The New Yorker. Norris joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the magazine’s style standards, and whether…
By Victoria Fleischer
On Monday, 30 finalists were named for the National Book Critics Circle awards. The NewsHour has talked to many of the authors whose works are being considered, including Roz Chast, Hector Tobar, Thomas Piketty and Claudia Rankine.
Here's a story that isn't dominating the headlines, but deserves a close look: Three African authors are nominated for a relatively new fiction literature prize, and the finalist will walk away with £15,000 and a continental book tour. The Etisalat…
By PBS NewsHour
Laura Ingalls Wilder is known for the “Little House” series, based her family’s journey across the American plains. But until now, Wilder’s autobiography, “Pioneer Girl,” has never been published. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Pamela Smith Hill, author of “Laura Ingalls…
By PBS NewsHour
Matthew Quirk’s “The Directive,” a sequel to his bestselling novel “The 500,” imagines a heist to steal billions from a trading desk at the Federal Reserve. Jeffrey Brown talks to Quirk about how he researched the high-stakes break-in.
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